Shoe-dye poisoning is relatively uncommon in children. Riviere1 reported eleven cases of cyanosis in children 1½ to 10 years of age following the dyeing of shoes with a dye containing aniline. Muehlberger2 reported two cases in children of 3½ and 6 years of age. Ullmann3 has called attention to the fact that children are especially susceptible to shoe-dye poisoning. Recently I reported a case of shoe-dye poisoning in a child of 2 years, at that time the youngest patient in the American literature.4 The following case in an 8 months old infant is, I believe, the youngest reported case of this interesting condition.
D. C., a girl, aged 8 months, white, was admitted to the Children's Hospital, Sept. 3, 1928, because of fainting and turning blue. She had had a full term, normal delivery, with no cyanosis or convulsions. She had been breast fed for six
Levin SJ. SHOE-DYE POISONING: REPORT OF A CASE IN AN EIGHT MONTHS OLD INFANT. JAMA. 1931;96(9):681. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.27220350002010a
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